Monday, August 09, 2010

RIP Oscar and Golden Globe-winning actress Patricia Neal, dead at 84

I was saddened to hear of the passing yesterday of Patricia Neal, who won the Academy Award for best actress for Hud in 1963 and who memorably played the original Olivia Walton in The Homecoming: A Christmas Story, the 1971 pilot television movie of the long-running series The Waltons. She died at the age of 84 yesterday of lung cancer.

Here is an Associated Press report on her death:

Here's a clip from a The Homecoming: A Christmas Story:

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